Maths at Northlands Wood

Mathematics is an integral part of everyday life. At Northlands Wood, we want to ensure the children have the fundamental mathematical foundations to support them now, and in the future.

We broadly follow a scheme of work called ‘White Rose Maths’. This aims to support the development of each mathematical skill from a fluency level, into reasoning and problem solving; resulting in a solid understanding of each concept. We use a range of approaches alongside this scheme, starting with practical “hands-on” learning and a range of physical resources (for example, dienes, place value counters and numicon). This then develops onto the use of visual support, such as drawings and use of the bar model to deepen the children’s understanding further. Finally pupils move onto using abstract concepts; “pencil-and-paper” mathematics.

Skills, such as times tables, underpin many other subjects in Maths. Therefore, we encourage the children to practise regularly at home – as recommended on our termly homework sheet. We use songs, games and repetition to learn our times tables, as well as Times Table Rockstars and Mymaths. Below are the yearly expectations for each year group to learn: 

YEAR 1

Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Recall and use all doubles to 10 and corresponding halves.

YEAR 2

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

YEAR 3

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

YEAR 4

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.

YEAR 5

Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

YEAR 6

Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

To help you support your child at home, please click on the links below to find a range of useful resources and websites.

Here are a list of Maths Websites for Parents and Carers

 Here are a list of Maths Websites for Children

http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.ilovemathsgames.com/

http://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

http://www.multiplication.com/

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/